Mary Bell Thomas

August 19, 1923 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 96)

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Mrs. Mary Thomas, age 96, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 11 AM at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama.

Mary Bell Thomas was born on August 19, 1923 in Hatchechubbee, Alabama.  She was the daughter of A.Q. and Florence Richardson.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Glenville Baptist Church.

She was married to Roy Hardaway until his death.  She later married Jesse Thomas, where they were married for 20 years until his death.

Mary was a devoted Christian, whom was loved by many.  She spent over 40 years in the childcare industry.  She departed this life on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters: Jane Richardson and Ruth Price.

She leaves to cherish her memories, three children: Elroy (Iris) Hardaway of Columbus, Georgia, Judith Peterson of Dothan, Alabama and Robert (Viola) Hardaway of Eufaula, Alabama; nine grandchildren: Lisa Hardaway of Dothan, Alabama, Brittany Hardaway, Naji Terry both of Columbus, Georgia, Yulunda Peterson of Atlanta, Georgia, Emily Rollins, Demetrius Hardaway both of Alachua, Florida, Elroy Hardaway, Jr., Brad Kelly both of Canadaigua, New York and Vincent Hardaway of Killeen, Texas; twenty-one great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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